Bridging analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, improvisation and manipulation, the original dadala album ‘recycles’ came about in 2004 when RDunlap began using software to remix and combine various recordings from his archives: solo recordings and duet sessions with Steven Peckman, Frank Dunlap and Dan Bartlett from 1985-1995. The source recordings used were for the most part free improvisation in an avant-garde and experimental vein, and many of them were already remixes, tape collage and overdubs of earlier material, weaving together layers of synchronicity across time.
dadala is an unconventional, experimental and avant-garde project from long-time outsider RDunlap combining, remixing and manipulating existing recordings of his own and others contributed by a variety of unconventional artists. To date (early 2009) seven dadala albums have been produced, plus a sampler CD of selections from the first five albums. Four of the albums are available for free download from www.peripheralmusic.org/rdunlap, others are available from CD Baby, iTunes and other online stores, and all can be streamed for free from last.fm.
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